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#bikepunk; mutual aid; disaster relief 

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Municipalist politics 

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Shameless self promotion:

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Night on the island was deep and clear but never as quiet as one would think.

Crickets chirped, the sea crashed, and other unknown insects buzzed.
Leaves rustled on creaking branches, and the wind sighed warmly.

But it was quiet enough as I sat beside my loved ones watching the stars, the peace broken only by soft gasps and hasty, silent wishes.

It was often strange but otherwise good here.

I didn't even mind that my landlord had a tail.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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I cheered as what was clearly a genie emerged from the ring my great-aunt had left me.

"What wishes would you have me grant?"

"I wish for everyone to be cured and an effective vaccine to be available if needed!"

"That's a little beyond me. You'd need Lamp or higher."

"Oh. What CAN you grant in this situation then?"

"Every conference call will have multiple pet visits and your groceries will always replenish?"

"That would be nice."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

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covid19 mention ; renewables ; game review 

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autism acceptance and access 

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covid19 ; tenant rights 

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This #poll would appreciate 1,093 votes, please!

Which of the following best describes how you think of yourself?

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So, one thing we need is a place for large numbers of people to register their opinions/feelings about various issues, in a way that is *editable* and *discussable*.

If there is, say, public sentiment for { UK: funding the NHS adequately / US: universal fscking healthcare and maybe dismantling the health insurance industry }, or for legalizing cannabis, or for not having ignoramuses making policy because people with money like it that way , or for any of the other things we would like to see happening...

...there should be a place where opinions about those issues can be (a) summed and tracked in realtime and (b) discussed in a rational way.

This is the dream I want to build.

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I have a MacBook Pro retina 13” 2012 that was my workhorse computer for 5 years until it now doesn’t boot properly anymore. I’ve been meaning to repair it for 2 years now but it’s not a common symptom (boot chime happens, screen backlight turns on, but no image) and I’m worried it’s a graphics chip issue that’s basically unfixable. Maybe I’ll be able to clear out my workbench enough to work on it soon. #repair #electronicsrepair

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RT Users should be aware that most video conferencing software don't offer any guarantee about user's data privacy.
So better use #Jitsi and we did the job to fully-unGoogle a Jitsi setup... 100% open source, free, secure and... private

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So be aware folks! Use #Jitsi Meet, #NextCloud Talk or #BigBlueButton instead (in random order) if possible.

*#Zoom Meetings Do Not Support End-to-End Encryption*

"… Without end-to-end encryption, Zoom has the technical ability to spy on private video meetings and could be compelled to hand over recordings of meetings to governments or law enforcement in response to legal requests. While other companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft publish transparency reports that describe exactly how many government requests for user data they receive from which countries and how many of those they comply with, Zoom does not publish a transparency report. On March 18, human rights group Access Now published an open letter calling on Zoom to release a transparency report to help users understand what the company is doing to protect their data. …"

#videoConferencing ,,,

(via @mousebot and @thenewoil)

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The news about Zoom these past couple of weeks just keeps getting worse and worse 🤦

"Ex-NSA hacker finds new Zoom flaws to takeover Macs again, including webcam, mic, and root access"

And a Windows one too:

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Nice prank idea: tip your fav artists and tell them how much you love their work

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People who work in library services:

What are y'all expecting the course of this pandemic to look like and what do you expect libraries to look like during and after the pandemic?

Please boost, thanks.

(My partner is in school to be a librarian, and is anxious about the unknown. More opinions help sooth me, in those times.)

covid19 ; rent relief 

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